Saturday, February 10, 2018

Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup is an important part of our winter wellness regimen.  With 6 kids, it would cost us a fortune each winter to buy it from the pharmacy.  By making it ourselves we know we are not only saving ourselves a ton of money, but I know we are using the best possible ingredients for our family.  We love to infuse our elderberry syrup with Young Living essential oils for added immune support and a yummy flavor the whole family enjoys.

*1 cup Elderberries (I buy Frontier Organic from Amazon)
*1 cup raw honey (local is best!)
*4 cups Purified water (we love our Berkey!)

1.  Add 1 cup of elderberries to 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. 
2.  Simmer for 30-60 minutes, or until liquid has been reduced by half.
3.  Remove from stove and allow to cool.  You want it warm enough that the honey will melt into it, but not so hot that the beneficial properties of the honey and essential oils will be destroyed.
4.  Strain liquid to remove elderberries.
5.  Stir in honey and essential oils.
6.  Store in refrigerator.

We take 1 tsp. per day for adults and 1/2 tsp. per day for children as a maintenance dose.  When we feel like we need more support, we will increase the number of doses we take throughout the day. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Slique in 60 Challenge - Week 4

We are four weeks into the Slique in 60 Challenge.  Everyday for the last four weeks I have taken the Slique CitraSlim Caps as directed, replaced one meal a day with a Slique Shake, and have occasionally enjoyed a cup of Slique Tea.  I’ve slowly been ramping up my exercise and eating mostly whole foods.  By Week 2 I had considerable more energy, which as a busy mom of 6 is priceless.  Week 3 I noticed my strength was beginning to increase.  I have been able to go running with the kids and do some HIIT workouts with my husband, something I have not been able to do these past 18 months!  

The problem is, I’m super competitive (always have been).  So now that I’m feeling able to work out I’m constantly pushing myself more and more.  That’s all fine and good until you wake up feeling 80 years old the next morning 🤣. But thanks to Young Living’s AminoWise electrolyte drink and PanAway Essential Oil to  help me recover, I’ve missed very few days of working out.

The scale still isn’t moving much (down about a half pound), but check out these measurements!

Super pleased with those results!  After nearly 9 straight years of wearing maternity pants and sweats I’m ready for a new wardrobe!!!

I’ve loved hearing the stories of others taking the challenge.  One of Sam’s good friends said he’s down several pounds, feeling great, and should have listened to Sam a year ago.  That’s what this Challenge is all about; encouraging and spurring one another on to a life of wellness.  I love our Young Living Tribe ❤️.  I would love for you to join us on this journey.  Let’s do this!